Lloyd Martin Jones served in the United States Army (106th Infantry Division). He enlisted in the Reserve in 1942. He went on active duty in 1943 and was discharged in 1946. Interviewed as part of the Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project, Jones talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Jones was born on December 2, 1922, in Osage City, Kansas. He graduated high school in 1940 and then attended the University of Kansas. After joining the Army, he went to basic training at Camp Wallace in Texas. He went to Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning in Georgia. Jones was captured as a prisoner of war during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. He was liberated on May 2, 1945. Following the war, Jones finished his degree at the University of Kansas and worked at the university until he retired in 1986. He passed away on April 3, 2017.
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